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Tongerlo Blond | Brouwerij Haacht NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond

Added by paterlodie on 03-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,772
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
104
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.97/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours light golden with a decent initial head quick to slip.

Aroma is quite bitter, but bags of malt and hops, great for a blonde.

Taste is more of the same, very malty and definitely its best feature.

Feel is a little artificial on the sweetness side but still very addictive.

Overall a very solid brew, it is one of the better blondes.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackVeg
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I vaguely remember when Tongerlo Blond first entered the market & I was very curious to try it, so I bought this bottle, setting it aside with every intent of quickly reviewing it. Somehow, it became a part of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, patiently awaiting my attention until now.

From the bottle: "Secondary fermentation on the bottle"; "Abdijbier der Norbertijnen - Biere D'Abbaye Des Premontres - Cerveza De Abadia - Abbey Beer - Birra D'Abbazia"; "Tongerlo Blond is an officially certified Belgian Abbey beer, brewed with the approval of the Norbertines of Tongerlo. This copper-coloured beer, with secondary fermentation in the bottle, has a honey aroma, a full and smooth flavor and a gently evolving aftertaste."; "Biere Belge D'Abbaye Reconnue - Certified Belgian Abbey Beer".

The bottling date read "060913 08:39", so with a nearly-four year old bottle, I really could not do anything more than Pop! the cap & conduct a very gentle pour. Once decanted, it began to puff up of its own accord, forming a finger of dense, foamy, eggshell-white head with great retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled strongly of honey (good truth in advertising!) with a biscuity maltiness. Once more, I was reminded of my late-maternal grandmother's honey-drizzled biscuits, especially in the summer. Mouthfeel was medium, but with a good bit of carbonation. The taste was VERY honey-like, but at the same time, also very sweet. The ex-Old Lady was/is an apiarist & meaderist & this beer reminded me of a young mead. It was certainly within the guidelines for the style & in keeping with the brewery's description, but dang, it was cloyingly sweet! I was thinking of honeysuckle at one point. Finish was sweet, leaving me satiated. 'Nuff said.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a copper color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A very average aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, light fruit, and a bready quality.

T: Tasted of a little bit of light fruit (a little bit of banana, perhaps?) some light citrus notes (orange), a lot of malt, fair amount of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, and light spices (coriander, pepper). Definitely an uneven flavor, with a bit too much malt overpowering everything else. Still, not too bad.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a lively, if somewhat slick and syrupy, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer probably isn't as bad as the overall score suggests, but it has its flaws. Still worth a look though.

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2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.53/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Tongerlo Blond from Brouwerij Haacht NV
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 104 ratings
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